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  1. Comment on 2K announces the founding of Cloud Chamber, a new studio starting work on the next BioShock game in ~games

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    It'd be highly hypocritical for 2K to make a game like that l suppose.

    but I think that a story about the horrors of a lawless ultra-capitalistic society

    It'd be highly hypocritical for 2K to make a game like that l suppose.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on What's gonna happen in the 2020s? in ~talk

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    I'm interested in the communication with the sensors through fluid waves; how do you handle signal noise, and how does it work exactly?

    I'm interested in the communication with the sensors through fluid waves; how do you handle signal noise, and how does it work exactly?

    2 votes
  3. Comment on What are your personal picks for "Games of the Decade"? in ~games

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    Minecraft hands down. It quickly gained popularity around the first months of 2010 and is still relevant today. Also, Factorio for the same reason; they started around 2014 l think. What AAA game...

    Minecraft hands down. It quickly gained popularity around the first months of 2010 and is still relevant today.

    Also, Factorio for the same reason; they started around 2014 l think. What AAA game lasts 6+ years nowadays?

    6 votes
  4. Comment on AI Dungeon 2: a text adventure game that uses OpenAI's GPT-2 model to respond to any actions that you enter in ~games

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    Seems more of a gimmick than a game to me, it's like talking to Cleverbot.

    Seems more of a gimmick than a game to me, it's like talking to Cleverbot.

    6 votes
  5. Comment on Ford workers break their silence on faulty DPS6 transmissions: 'Everybody knew' in ~misc

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    That's nothing new though. Recall the infamous Ford Pinto accidents and lawsuits? In short, accidents and injury are okay if they're not too expensive.

    This is shameful. This endless lust for profits is literally killing people.

    That's nothing new though.
    Recall the infamous Ford Pinto accidents and lawsuits?

    (...) It was estimated that making the change would result in a total of 180 less burn deaths, 180 less serious burn injuries, and 2,100 less burned vehicles. (...)

    (...) The risk,/benefit results indicate that it is acceptable for 180 people to die and 180 people to burn if it costs $11 per vehicle to prevent such casualty rates. (...)

    In short, accidents and injury are okay if they're not too expensive.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on Destiny 2: Season of Dawn in ~games

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    imo the goodie crates are the most useful apart from exotics; you get a ton of free shards basically :p

    imo the goodie crates are the most useful apart from exotics; you get a ton of free shards basically :p

  7. Comment on Destiny 2: Season of Dawn in ~games

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    I don't hype because it nearly always end in disappointment. Looking forward to it, though. Being able to use sparrows on Merc would definitely be nice, at least. Hope l can make it to lvl 80...

    I don't hype because it nearly always end in disappointment. Looking forward to it, though.

    Being able to use sparrows on Merc would definitely be nice, at least.

    Hope l can make it to lvl 80 seasonal before season's over since l still need its ascendant shard

  8. Comment on The enduring allure of retro tech in ~tech

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    Afaik most episodes are cropped which means you lose bits of the images on top and bottom. Some visual gags suffer from that. https://twitter.com/TristanACooper/status/1194298167824650240?s=20...

    Afaik most episodes are cropped which means you lose bits of the images on top and bottom. Some visual gags suffer from that. https://twitter.com/TristanACooper/status/1194298167824650240?s=20

    They're supposedly fixing this in 2020 though.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on The enduring allure of retro tech in ~tech

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    I would argue that owning things like CDs, DVDs and other physical carriers is like a backup for streaming services; the latter can take down content whenever they want. Or, make you pay too much,...

    I would argue that owning things like CDs, DVDs and other physical carriers is like a backup for streaming services; the latter can take down content whenever they want. Or, make you pay too much, or negatively alter the content (like Disney's awkwardly cropped Simpsons series).

    6 votes
  10. Comment on A system designed to allow a disabled musician to play the guitar with one hand (and a foot). in ~creative

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    Very interesting, thanks! As a product designer it's always nice to see cases as detailed as this one. (I've also added the 'product design' tag)

    Very interesting, thanks! As a product designer it's always nice to see cases as detailed as this one.

    (I've also added the 'product design' tag)

    2 votes
  11. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I've never been much of a fanart person but uh, that's often involving characters. I can't really make those yet, but landscapes, architecture and weird machines are totally my jam. Plus applying...

    I've never been much of a fanart person but uh, that's often involving characters. I can't really make those yet, but landscapes, architecture and weird machines are totally my jam. Plus applying something like SubDes is a good practise since it's a powerful tool and industry standard for materials.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Tal R – Danish artist seeks to stop his work being cut up to make watches in ~arts

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    This already is a huge issue in architecture, where remodeling an existing building can be blocked by the original architect.

    number of companies to prevent product owners from modifying or repairing items they own.

    This already is a huge issue in architecture, where remodeling an existing building can be blocked by the original architect.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Destiny 2 on Steam, still. I've clocked in well over 200 hours over the past two months, and lately l've been playing in a very "touristy" way; turn on recording, equip a sniper rifle with a good...

    Destiny 2 on Steam, still.

    I've clocked in well over 200 hours over the past two months, and lately l've been playing in a very "touristy" way; turn on recording, equip a sniper rifle with a good scope and walk around looking at the worlds and enemies from afar. Shoot a few if they shoot at me but otherwise be passive.

    I'm just making screenshots and examining the game's art(which is fantastic!) and l'm also looking at the concept art a lot.

    I've recently picked up Blender and Substance Designer and l'd like to do game related art, as drawing isn't my jam 3d is the way to go. That means using similar materials, and knowing what the game's visual language is like: how are worlds set up, what are the materials?

    It's very much meta gaming. The game has a fantastic art style and a lot of concept art is up on Artstation, which makes it fun to continue working with the available materials, and practise 3d work at the same time.

    l've noticed that since l started looking from a design standpoint, l appreciate the game and its level design a lot more than before. Also found an area where textures appear to be missing, lol.

    10 votes
  14. Comment on David Siegel’s Chocolate Porn in ~food

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    It's made in similar shapes as chocolate, it's used similarly, it's sold similarly and generally is accepted as chocolate. Being pedantic doesn't add anything here.

    It's made in similar shapes as chocolate, it's used similarly, it's sold similarly and generally is accepted as chocolate. Being pedantic doesn't add anything here.

    7 votes
  15. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    l wouldn't recommend going super all-out for drawing tablets if you're a starting artist. Expensive tools don't make you a better artist, just a more comfortable one. Most of the time l've used a...

    l wouldn't recommend going super all-out for drawing tablets if you're a starting artist.
    Expensive tools don't make you a better artist, just a more comfortable one.

    Most of the time l've used a small Intuos tablet and l honestly prefer it over screen tablets since you don't have the "my hand is in front of my drawing" problem.

    Also, for painting digitally l would recommend Ctrl+Paint, lots of (free) info on fundamentals for traditional and digital painting.

    Check out Proko, James Gurney as well; both skilled artists with lots of videos on how to approach particular subjects. Of the latter artist l recommend the book "Color and Light" as well, it's a fairly information-dense book on how colors and light behave in various circumstances, and how to apply them in your art.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Learning Substance designer and hopefully maybe model a real life object and texture it for practise. In the past l've drawn and painted, both traditional and digital, but that turned out to not...

    Learning Substance designer and hopefully maybe model a real life object and texture it for practise.

    In the past l've drawn and painted, both traditional and digital, but that turned out to not really be my jam. l picked up blender and love rendering and modeling a lot more, since you have fine control over just about anything.

    l've also been playing a lot of Destiny 2 over the past month or so and l'm in love with its design, so l was wondering if l somehow can make some 3D modeled fan art of it. l was thinking of studying some of its levels and worlds to replicate the materials in Substance Designer and then get something that looks very similar to the original.

    The program is much more versatile than Blender's procedural texture tools, and you can basically make any material fully procedurally.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on A falling rocket booster just completely flattened a building in China in ~space

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    Outliner version for those that found their screen completely blocked by popups and 'Read More' crap. It legitimately filled my entire screen.

    Outliner version for those that found their screen completely blocked by popups and 'Read More' crap.
    It legitimately filled my entire screen.

    4 votes
  18. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Oh both help me focus, it's just in varying degrees. Superfocus study-for-finals is usually Car Bomb / Meshuggdah / SYL or similar.

    Oh both help me focus, it's just in varying degrees. Superfocus study-for-finals is usually Car Bomb / Meshuggdah / SYL or similar.

  19. Comment on A page has been added to view the posts you've voted on (up to 30 days old) in ~tildes.official

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    That's a UI problem though. Reddit's issue is that it's all just dumped on a page without any descriptiveness or legibility-improving formatting.

    where there's so many options it makes it impossible to find what you're looking for in the UI

    That's a UI problem though. Reddit's issue is that it's all just dumped on a page without any descriptiveness or legibility-improving formatting.

    3 votes